Pieced Pastimes: September 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Saturday Sparks Link Party 31

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 31!
Fall is in the air and nature has begun to show off its Autumn splendor here in New Hampshire. I hope that you are able to enjoy the colors of the season in your area.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 30.
Paper Flowers from Artsy Vava. Summers end means the end of Artsy Vava's favorite blooms. To fill the void, she created these pretty paper posies and shares the how-to on her blog.
My Pottery Barn Look on a Budget from Lake Girl Paints. Deb loves Pottery Barn and shows us how she recreated their style with a Red over Black paint technique and a grommeted tote bag. 
 Fall Mantel from Vintage Paint and More. Cooler temperatures gave Cathy the urge to start her Fall decorating. Her original plan of using whites and neutrals evolved along the way and the final result  was this simple and lovely vignette.

Children's Teepee from Creative Passage. Ellen found a tutorial online and made this fun Teepee using Drop Cloth and Chevron Canvas. I am guessing this will be a favorite place for one lucky little boy.

Patchwork Plaid Pumpkin from Salmagundi. Sally purchased a stack of 5" flannel squares in rich fall colors but wasn't sure what she would use them for. A lightbulb moment had her racing for her sewing machine to create this fabulous patchwork pumpkin.

Confetti Pumpkins from Made In A Day. Do you prefer a bit of bling on your pumpkins? If so, Kim has you covered with this fun and simple way to add a bit of pizzazz to the humble gourd.
 How to Make Homemade Liquors by Kleinwortth & Co. - Gina shares a recipe and the 411 on the process of making homemade liquors. Start them now, and they will be ready in a few months for gift giving.

Triple Layer Oreo Brownies from My Sweet Mission. Heather shares this decadent recipe for brownies that sound and look like they are to die for.
And lastly, a recap of my share from the party - Apple Crisp Delight.  My daughter's simple request and a freshly picked bag of apples had me peeling, slicing and baking a batch of our favorite fall dessert.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts including:

Home Decor
Crafts
Sewing
Gardening
Recipes
DIY
Repurposing

Links are open through Friday morning.

I will post features next week to Pieced Pastimes, Facebook and Pinterest.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links at the top of the sidebar.
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Apple Crisp Delight

If I had to choose a favorite season, Fall would be my choice. There is nothing like the glorious colors, the crisp morning air and the final harvests of the year.


They say the apple crop is the best in years and I have to agree. My daughter went apple picking with the hope that I would offer to make Apple Crisp. Her wish was my command.

Now for the recipe...

Apple Crisp Delight

8 cups Sliced Apples
2 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/3 cup All Purpose Flour
1/3 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 cups Rolled Oats
1 cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts
2/3 cup Melted Butter

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour apples into a large buttered casserole pan. Drizzle lemon juice over the apples. Combine remaining ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake for 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.


Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.



PS - Have you linked up to Saturday Sparks yet? The party is open till Friday. Hope to see you there.

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Saturday Sparks Link Party 30

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 30!
I had such fun going through the links from last weeks party. Your creativity and willingness to share each week truly make my day.
Now, onto the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 29.
Fall Harvest Wreath and Printable from Made In A Day. Kim shows us how to recreate this wonderful Harvest Wreath using gifts from nature - Fall perfection!
Bundt Pan Punkin' from Denise...on a Whim. Denise got creative with an old bundt pan and came up with this oh-so-cute little punkin'.  
The Guest Bedroom is now Open from Creative Passage. Ellen transformed her son's former bedroom into this inviting Guest Bedroom.
One Pattern Piece Lined Bag from Joys Jots, Shots and Whatnots. Joy has a great tutorial showing the steps to make this simple lined bag.
Souther Slow Steaks from My Sweet Mission. Heather shares this delicious recipe and tells the story of why this dish brings back wonderful memories.
Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Casserole from The Stitchin' Mommy.  Kim shares this delicious recipe for a quick and easy casserole.
Cheesy Garlic Biscuits from Yesterfood. Joy shares this Biscuit recipe that goes wonderfully with soups or stews.
Sicilian Orange Cake from BeBetsy. Denise says if you are looking for a "moist, fragrant, dense and tender" cake, this is the one. It looks and sounds like it to me.
Caramel Pear Cobbler Bars from Kleinworth & Co. - Gina spent the day reflecting on the 9/11 anniversary. She came up with this recipe while seeking comfort.
And lastly, a recap of my share from the party - Wingback Cane Chair Find. A recent Craigslist find has made me one happy camper but also has me questioning the way I want to refinish the old gal.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts including:

Home Decor
Crafts
Sewing
Gardening
Recipes
DIY
Repurposing

Links are open through Friday morning.

I will post features next week to Pieced Pastimes, Facebook and Pinterest.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links at the top of the sidebar.
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Saturday Sparks Link Party 29

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 29!
Another week to 'spark' our imagination by sharing your latest great idea! Last weeks party was full of inspiration, tempting treats and creativity.
The fabulous features from Saturday Sparks 28.
Vintage Shutters Saved from Trash at The Frugal Tree. John couldn't believe his eyes when he saw this  pair of vintage solid panel shutters sitting out with the trash. With endless possibilities for their use, John shares how he is using them at the moment.
Pinecone Wreath for Fall: How To from The Shady Porch. D has decided to go with natural elements for her Fall decorating and came up with this pretty Pinecone wreath. Love the pop of color it adds to her front door.
Wicker Chair Redo from Sweet Number 9. Heather was given this lovely wicker rocking chair from her Mom. She transformed the chair with some drop cloth and paint and happily created the perfect chair for her sunroom.
Almost Autumn A-Frame Sign from Denise...on a whim. Denise found this table leaf at a yard sale and had a lightbulb moment as to what she would make with it. With some chalkpaint and imagination, she created this fabulous sign.
Free Tote Bag Sewing Pattern from Blissful Sewing. T. Blissful Sewing has a great tutorial and free pattern that she says is simple to make even for a beginner. Create your own personalized bag with fabric choices that fit your personal style.
7 Cowboy Shirts Quilt from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots. Joy offered to make a quilt for the Sportsman's Club Field Day and created this beauty. Be sure to visit her blog and read about the unique touches she incorporated into the quilt.
Apple Cake Crumble from Kleinworth & Co. - They say the apple crop is the best in years, so Gina has perfect timing with this delicious recipe for Apple Cake Crumble. The apple orchard is calling my name and I will be answering soon.

Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookies from Little Miss Kimberly Ann. How can you not resist these amazing chocolate cookies that Kimberly has shared. She says they are simply divine - my guess is that she is right! 
Whole Wheat Banana Bread from The Stitchin' Mommy. Amy shares her recipe for a healthier banana bread that looks and sounds delicious. I will have to give this recipe a try.
And lastly, a recap of my share from the party - Healthier Stuffed Peppers. We love our comfort foods in this house. Over the years, I have tweaked some of my recipes into healthier versions and this recipe for Stuffed Peppers is a family favorite.

Pieced Pastimes

 Thanks to everyone for linking up to last weeks party.
If you were featured, please grab the featured button to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts including:

Home Decor
Crafts
Sewing
Gardening
Recipes
DIY
Repurposing

Links are open through Friday morning.

I will post features next week to Pieced Pastimes, Facebook and Pinterest.

I can't wait to see what you have been working on!

Pieced Pastimes

 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to the party on your post.
- Share your own projects - something that is made by you.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links at the top of the sidebar.
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
- Pin feature photos to Pinterest from the original source and not from this blog.
- Visit other links and leave a kind comment.

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